Rambert School launches MA in Dance Research

Published: 18 June 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Rambert School

In its centenary year, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance is launching its first MA in Dance Research for dance professionals across the world with a part-time programme validated by the University of Kent.

Designed to cover a wide range of interests, this postgraduate programme integrates students’ own practice with research into the artistic, cultural, social and political implications of dance performance and practice.

Throughout the two-year programme, students will have access to Rambert School’s artists and academics, and students can continue learning through virtual means when the need arises. It will include a combination of research-led taught modules, supervised project work and a final independent research project, allowing students to develop their analytic, critical and research skills as well as deepening their professional practice.

Amanda Britton, Principal and Artistic Director of Rambert School said, “I am hugely excited that Rambert School is launching this new research-focused MA programme. Dance professionals engage in reflection and research on an ongoing basis, but they may need to develop the confidence to place their high-level thinking into an academic or theoretical framework. This programme is designed to allow practitioners, who may have spent their professional lives immersed in dance practice, to engage in practice-led enquiry and to begin to take ownership of their academic identity.”